Elizabeth Warren enters Mass. Senate race

Andrew Miga
Associated Press
via Breitbart.com

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer advocate and Democrat Elizabeth Warren will enter the Massachusetts Senate primary for a shot at challenging incumbent Republican Scott Brown for his seat.

Warren will formally declare she’s running on Wednesday, Kyle Sullivan, a Warren spokesman, said. She plans to greet morning commuters in Boston and make other stops across the state.

“The pressures on middle-class families are worse than ever, but it is the big corporations that get their way in Washington,” Warren said in a statement released Tuesday. “I want to change that. I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.”

Democrats have been seeking a major challenger for the seat long held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. Democrats hoping to keep their narrow Senate majority have made Brown a top target in the blue state. Kennedy’s former seat has special significance for Massachusetts Democrats. Warren will join a crowded primary field but was heavily courted to join the race.

Warren is a Harvard Law professor who was tapped by President Barack Obama last year to set up a new consumer protection agency, but congressional Republicans opposed her becoming the director. She worked to set up the agency before returning to Massachusetts this summer.

Supporters say her image as a crusader against well-heeled Wall Street interests and her national profile will give her candidacy muscle, though she’s never run for political office.

Warren, 62, is a favorite of liberals and consumer groups, but some Democrats, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, have voiced skepticism about how strong a candidate she will be, given her lack of political experience…

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